EDITOR'S NOTE: Patch ran the candidate statements from each candidate running for Capistrano Unified School District Trustee Area No. 2, which includes parts of San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch and Coto de Caza. Don Franklin Richardson is the only candidate who did not file a statement for the ballot. He cited the costs as the reason why. This is what he would have submitted.
I have taught in Tustin schools for over 40 years. I attended the University of Redlands with the daughter of the co-founders of the St. Margaret’s School in San Juan Capistrano. My neighbor, one of the mayors of San Juan Capistrano, has urged me to run for school board.
In the evenings, I was able to run an athletic program at Capistrano Valley Christian School where my youngest daughter attended school just before the principal left to start Saddleback Valley Christian School across the street from JSerra High School. My daughter’s fourth-grade teacher’s family came with Padre Junipera Serra as he laid down the Mission trail that came right through San Juan Capistrano to our “Jewel of the Mission.”
My oldest daughter attended Richard Henry Dana Elementary School. I was called up to the High Sierra Mountains where we made plans for the Marine Institute in Dana Point Harbor.
My nephew was student body president of Dana Hills High School and his brother was boy’s state representative to Sacrament for Dana Hills High School. My niece was student body president for Marco Forster Middle School and her sister attended Richard Henry Dana Elementary School.
In recent years, I have been able to teach at Calvary Chapel Bible College in the evenings, and my new class is “One World Government.”
After receiving my B.S. degree, I went on to receive three more credentials in education at the University of California, Irvine and later a master’s degree at Concordia University.